This is the NAKED TRUTH about what it's like renovating your boat deck while living aboard - should you do it? Watch this BEFORE you try it! We've been living aboard for 6 six years and managed to do most of the work needed to get her ready for cruising while on board. This deck renovation is the biggest job we've undertaken ourselves and we didn't expect how hard it would be to do it, not only physically, as it is exhausting, but also and importantly, because of the weather. Trying to prepare and paint surfaces out of doors During an El Nina Cycle comes with particular frustrations, that is, rain a lot of it, wind and hot hot sun. Not to mention dust and insects and a dog! Stay until the end to see how frustrating it can get sharing a noisy, dusty and confined space with pots of paint and epoxy.